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Pratt Institute Debuts Emerson Place Residence for First-Year Students in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Pratt Institute, a prestigious private university in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, recently unveiled a new dormitory known as Emerson Place Residence. Located at 135 Emerson Place between Myrtle and Willoughby avenues, the ten-story building overlooks the Northeastern corner of the campus and was designed in collaboration by CannonDesign, Hanrahan Meyers Architects, and other professionals from the institute, itself.

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Pratt Institute Files for 10-Story, 124-Room Student Dormitory at 135 Emerson Place, Clinton Hill

The Pratt Institute has filed applications for a 10-story, 124-room student dormitory at 135 Emerson Place, in Clinton Hill, located three blocks north of the Classon Avenue stop on the G train. It will measure 74,725 square feet, and dorm units should average a relatively spacious 459 square feet apiece. Student amenities will include laundry facilities and storage for 35 bikes, plus student lounges and an art studio. The building will also feature a retail store on the ground floor, but no commercial space is listed in the application. Carisima Koenig’s Midtown-based Cannon Design is the architect of record. Pratt acquired the vacant 34,700-square-foot property for $13 million back in 2012. The site could accommodate a building with 96,906 square feet of residential space, according to The Real Deal, which means 39,963 square feet of air rights will be left over if the latest plans are built.


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